They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, June 14, 2007

With Israeli Approval, Egypt Sent Arms to Abbas's Fatah

Washington Post Dec 29th 2006

With Israel's blessing, Egypt has delivered a large shipment of arms to forces loyal to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli officials said Thursday, in the latest Israeli attempt to boost the embattled leader in his conflict with the radical Hamas organization.

Israel has been trying to reinforce Abbas's standing among his people. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Abbas is a partner for negotiations -- unlike Hamas, which rejects the existence of Israel and refuses to renounce violence. Hamas took over the Palestinian government after winning parliamentary elections last January. Link

db: Funny old world when Israel tries to "reinforce Abbas's standing amongst his people" by supporting an arms shipment to be utilised against a government democratically elected by his people as a means of ousting the corrupt and useless party - Fatah - that he leads.

Abbas aide denies Fatah received arms from Egypt